A new SERI report found that the criminal justice system was "abused" in order to intimidate activists and protesters.
It's common knowledge that police are only allowed to use force as an absolute last resort when managing protests, but what exactly does the law say?
Deliberate political decisions have been taken to move South Africa towards repression, writes Jane Duncan.
They must assume that people want to deliver messages – and help them to do so.
The national police commissioner has welcomed the dismissal of a police officer in the Western Cape accused of assaulting a naked man in a street.
Justice Kate O'Regan has hurried along the advocate for police at the time-constrained Khayelitsha commission of inquiry.
A complaint by the SAPS regarding a DA ad that contains a photo of a police officer shooting rubber bullets has been upheld by Icasa.
While the Marikana hearings continue in Rustenberg, in Khayelitsha another commission into police failings is cautiously gathering momentum.
Stream a lively discussion hosted at WISER to hear a panel talk about popular protests and policing.
The ANC in Gauteng has threatened to take "strong action" against violent protesters within its ranks and the broader tripartite alliance.
The public must refrain from being "armchair critics" when it comes to how the police deal with protests, says the Gauteng acting commissioner.
Police commissioner Riah Phiyega has defended the actions of under-siege police as new killings rock the troubled village of Kubjana near Relela.
The anniversary of the death of Neil Aggett is a poignant reminder that police brutality is still happening in post-apartheid South Africa.
The national police commissioner is on her way to a village outside Tzaneen where three protesters have been killed and 15 police officers injured.
Police ministry spokesperson Zweli Mnisi says the newly released Human Rights Watch report creates the wrong impression of the South African police.
The Khayelitsha commission of inquiry into policing has begun with an in loco inspection of the police station.
A Daily Sun journalist has been assaulted by police after taking photos of them allegedly accepting a bribe, says the newspaper.
Three people have died after a stand-off between police and demonstrators in Mothutlung. But residents say cops opened fire on them without warning.
Eyewitness accounts at the Mothotlung shooting of two protesters paint a picture of police acting in contravention of crowd management rules.